Residents will soon have to pay to cross along the Comox Logging Road.

A new toll booth is going up along the road, close to the popular swimming spot Stotan Falls.

Ann MacDonald with the Comox Valley Regional District says the toll is being put up by a company called 3L Developments, a group the RD has dealt with in the past.

3L Developments had previously tried to get a 763 lot subdivision in the area. After development applications were rejected, the company took the RD to court.

One reason for putting in the toll booth is to clean up and maintain the old logging road.

“Essentially, I think people need to know that this is a private road and the owner has put this toll up so traffic is encouraged to use alternatives routes to get to the recreational opportunities in the area”, MacDonald says.

Cars will have to pay $2.00 to pass the road, while trucks will have to dish out $5.00.

The new fares kick in on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.